North Star Investment Management Has Lowered Acme Utd Com (ACU) Position; C H Robinson Worldwide (CHRW)’s Sentiment Is 1.01

March 6, 2018 - By Martha Paddon

North Star Investment Management Corp decreased Acme Utd Corp Com (ACU) stake by 2.81% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. North Star Investment Management Corp sold 16,910 shares as Acme Utd Corp Com (ACU)’s stock rose 7.40%. The North Star Investment Management Corp holds 585,275 shares with $13.46 million value, down from 602,185 last quarter. Acme Utd Corp Com now has $75.41M valuation. The stock increased 2.15% or $0.471 during the last trading session, reaching $22.35. About 29,784 shares traded or 398.48% up from the average. Acme United Corporation (NYSEMKT:ACU) has risen 52.96% since March 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.26% the S&P500.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. The company has market cap of $12.55 billion. The firm operates through North American Surface Transportation, Global Forwarding, and Robinson Fresh divisions. It has a 25.15 P/E ratio. It offers transportation and logistics services, such as truckload comprising time-definite and expedited truck transportation services; less than truckload services; intermodal transportation, which is shipment service of freight in trailers or containers by a combination of truck and rail; and non-vessel ocean common carrier or freight forwarding services, as well as organizes air shipments and provides door-to-door services.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 insider sales for $1.58 million activity.

Somerset Group Llc holds 7.91% of its portfolio in C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. for 113,983 shares. Clarkston Capital Partners Llc owns 1.44 million shares or 4.52% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Aimz Investment Advisors Llc has 2.98% invested in the company for 51,671 shares. The New York-based Luminus Management Llc has invested 2.81% in the stock. Sather Financial Group Inc, a Texas-based fund reported 116,223 shares.

Analysts await C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.99 EPS, up 15.12% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.86 per share. CHRW’s profit will be $138.33M for 22.67 P/E if the $0.99 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.99 actual EPS reported by C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of C.H. Robinson’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating C.H. Robinson, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $71.0 while the high is $73.0. The stock’s average target of $72.33 is -19.44% below today’s ($89.78) share price. CHRW was included in 3 notes of analysts from October 26, 2016. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, November 2. As per Wednesday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform”.

The stock increased 0.30% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $89.78. About 1.30M shares traded. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW) has declined 7.85% since March 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.55% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.42, from 1.5 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 5 investors sold ACU shares while 8 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 8 raised stakes. 1.85 million shares or 2.02% more from 1.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 76,897 are owned by Vanguard Group Inc. Morgan Stanley holds 799 shares. Bard Inc holds 145,568 shares or 1.56% of its portfolio. Price T Rowe Assoc Inc Md stated it has 9,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Blackrock has 0% invested in Acme United Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU). First Manhattan holds 13,224 shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Com owns 141,300 shares. Tower Ltd (Trc) holds 0% or 4 shares in its portfolio. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag holds 10,789 shares. Teton Advsr Inc invested in 127,200 shares or 0.27% of the stock. Ancora Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp holds 21,452 shares. Zpr Management holds 0.48% or 13,731 shares in its portfolio. 36,037 are held by Granite Ptnrs Limited Liability Co. First Wilshire Secs Mgmt holds 0.67% of its portfolio in Acme United Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) for 103,075 shares. Fmr Limited Liability Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Acme United Corporation (NYSEAMERICAN:ACU) for 93,501 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering Acme United (NYSEMKT:ACU), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Acme United had 2 analyst reports since July 1, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by DA Davidson with “Buy” on Friday, July 1. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 10 by Singular Research.

North Star Investment Management Corp increased Amc Entmt Hldgs Inc Cl A Com (NYSE:AMC) stake by 36,203 shares to 77,703 valued at $1.14M in 2017Q3. It also upped Apple Inc Com (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake by 2,611 shares and now owns 99,612 shares. Consolidated Comm Hldgs Inc Com (NASDAQ:CNSL) was raised too.

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